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#Afghan rehab centers aim to get women, children — and even #Taliban — off of #opium:

#Afghan rehab centers aim to get women, children — and even #Taliban — off of #opium:

Related In Afghanistan, USAID program helps grape farmers bear profitable fruit, but troubles loom Some Afghan police are drawn to poppy trade to boost income US pledges $151M to help stem Afghanistan's thriving drug production Two young girls, both on the right, are also addicted to opium. The girls and their mothers are all receiving treatment at the WADAN drug rehabilitation center in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. UNODC estimated that in 2010, 40 percent of drug addicts in Afghanistan were women and children. AlexPena/Stars and Stripes Two brothers, center and center left, being treated for their opium addiction at the WADAN center in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Their mother used to feed them small bits of opium to help with stomach aches, and now they've become addicted themselves. It's common in rural areas of Afghanistan to use opium as medicine for headaches and the flu. Alex...

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